'3 1/2 Minutes,' Tracee Ellis Ross, Amandla Stenberg and More at Blackout for Human Rights Festival Aug. 29
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'3 1/2 Minutes,' Tracee Ellis Ross, Amandla Stenberg and More at Blackout for Human Rights Festival Aug. 29

nullBlackout for Human Rights, the collective of artists and entertainers founded by director Ryan Coogler in the heat of last year’s BlackoutBlackFriday protests, will present its first music and film festival on August 29 in Los Angeles.

A team of organizations across social justice and entertainment including Black Lives Matter, ColorofChange, Dream Defenders, Million Hoodies, Array, The Black List, Indiewire and more have come together to present the all-day event, which features screenings of Sundance award winners "3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets" and "Dear White People" along with panel discussions, musical performances and an art showcase.

Proceeds will benefit PICO Network and Mobile Justice CA, a Joint Project

Between The ACLU of California and The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights.  

More from the press release below.

The festival kicks off with a special screening of Marc Silver’s Sundance Film Festival awardwinning

documentary "3 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets," presented by PICO National Network’s Live

Free Campaign. In addition, there will be a special screening of Justin Simien’s award-winning

film “Dear White People.”

"With Blackout Music & Film Festival, our goal is to create a space for the exhibition and

exploration of art that provides a springboard for critical analysis, community building and

creative collaboration," said filmmaker Ryan Coogler, founding member of Blackout for

Human Rights.

The Signature Artist Showcase includes work from the Smithsonian National Museum of

African American History and Culture, Adrian Franks, Hank Willis Thomas, Synthia Saint

James, Bayeté Ross Smith, Damon Davis, Shikeith, Mariella Angela, Nikkolos Mohammed,

Basil Kincaid, Darryl King, Whitney Alix of Rebel Citizen and spoken word performances by

Leo Breckenridge and actress/musician/artist Amandla Stenberg. The "#SayHerName Voices for

the Cause Music Showcase," features live musical performances by Grammy Award winner

Lalah Hathaway, V. Bozeman (Empire), PJ (Atlantic Records) and more.

The three featured panels throughout the day will cover a wide range of topics including the

importance of diversity in media representation, the role of art in activism, effective solutions for

racial justice, and more. The storytelling panel featuring actress, Tracee Ellis Ross, The Blacklist

founder, Franklin Leonard, director, Justin Simien, actor, Mo McRae, Entertainment Tonight cohost,

Kevin Frazier and more.

Tickets can be found at Blackout’s website HERE.

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